Marine Corps (Marine Corps)
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The U.S. Marine Corps was established Nov. 10, 1775, by resolution of the Continental Congress. The Marine Corps, which is part of the Department of the Navy, is the smallest of the nation's combat forces and is the only service specifically tasked by Congress to be able to fight in the air, on land and at sea.
Marine headquarters (HQMC) is located in the Pentagon and the Navy Annex in Arlington. The commandant of the Marine Corps oversees the various agencies and staff functions. The operating forces of the Marines include:
* Marine Expeditionary Forces (I MEF, II MEF, and III MEF)
* Marine Forces Pacific
* Marine Forces Command
* Marine Forces Reserve
Marine Corps intelligence is one of 16 elements of the intelligence community (IC). The Marine Corps produces tactical and operational intelligence for tactical and operational commanders and their staffs, as well as for other customers. The Marine Corps' director of intelligence (DIRINT) is the principal intelligence staff officer and is the service's functional manager for intelligence, counterintelligence and cryptologic matters.
The Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA) in Quantico is the Marine Corps' service production center. It provides the Marine Corps with intelligence for planning, training, operations, systems development and exercises.
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- Management consulting and administration
- Air and satellite operations
- Counter-drug operations
- Counter-IED explosives operations
- Cyber operations
- Disaster preparedness
- Facilities and Infrastructure
- Ground force operations
- Weapons technology
- Human intelligence
- Information technology
- Intelligence analysis
- Naval operations
- Staffing and personnel
- Building and personal security
- Specialized military operations
- Technical intelligence
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